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By Sponsoring the Annual Doomsday Clock Dinner: By making a gift of $10,000 to underwrite the costs of our Annual Dinner on November 14, 2013, in Washington, DC, you or your organization will be recognized in all printed materials and signage—and enjoy a private reception with the speakers and board members of the Bulletin, and prime seating for a table of 10 for the dinner itself. For more exciting details, contact Kendal Gladish at kgladish@thebulletin.org.

Through an IRA Charitable Rollover—extended through all of 2013: If you are 70 ½ and older, you may be able to make a gift directly to the Bulletin from your IRA without counting the distribution as taxable income. The gifts also counts toward your required minimum distribution. Please discuss this with your financial advisor or IRA administrator, and notify the Bulletin’s Development Director, Kendal Gladish (kgladish@thebulletin.org) and Finance Director, Lisa McCabe, (lmccabe@thebulletin.org).

Through Directed Gifts: If you intend to make a gift of $10,000 in one year, we invite you to direct your gift to focus on one of the Bulletin's content areas (nuclear weapons, climate change, biosecurity, and the Doomsday Clock). Gifts are typically allocated within 12-24 months of receipt to strengthen the Bulletin's publishing and communications capacity on a specific topic. With permission your generosity will be recognized on the website and in our annual report.

Through Special Purpose Gifts: The Bulletin welcomes special purpose contributions to two funds which honor two individuals who were deeply involved in the Bulletin's origins and history:

• The Leonard M. Rieser Fellowship Fund supports undergraduate fellowships to conduct research at the intersection of science, technology, and international security.
• The Ruth Adams Fund for emerging global security issues supports communications professionals—journalists, guest editors, and documentary film producers—who demonstrate the capacity to translate complex issues of peace and security into everyday language and images for the Bulletin.

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